Step 1: This week’s Disquiet Junto project involves recording a piece of music inspired by a term from painting. That word is “pentimento,” which is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element which was eventually painted over by the artist.” Familiarize yourself with the term.
Step 2: Think about how the term “pentimento” can be borrowed from painting and applied to sound.
The original section comes from the Vibraphone and four accompanying chords. As melodies are introduced the original section remains the same, though parts of it are altered and at times covered up, but they are always there.
Pentimento was written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, two Violins, Viola, and Cello.